So, my Onc calls me back - I left her a message about re-starting chemo as per Dr. Fong, who did my liver resection a few weeks ago. He suggested 3-6 months, same chemo as I was on.
Onc states (once again) that I have her stumped - that there is NO STANDARD OF CARE after a liver resection. Can that be true??? the oncology field has not a recommended treatment plan after a successful liver resection?
One person at the American Cancer Society Message Board replied rather strongly: "WHY would you continue to put toxic chemicals in your body as "insurance" if there is no indication that any cancer cells remain per current means of detection?"
She reached out to a few of her mentors, one says No treatment and another says to do a different coctail of drugs than what I was on.
I am agahst. I asked her - "so Doc, have you not ever had a patient like me? Stage 4, still alive, liver resection?" And she said "No".
At this point, no mets were detected anywhere but liver. Onc & I agree that I want to do chemo as some "insurance" against the microspcopic cells lurking aound. She will reach out for more opinions.
I find this distrubing and odd.